Date: Sun Mar 07 2004 - 07:03:39 EST
> On Sun, 7 Mar 2004 msevior_at_physics.unimelb.edu.au wrote:
>> > How the <bleep> do I set the default paper size to something other
>> > A4? I tried the "normal.awt" thing and that doesn't work even though
>> > normal.awt file does exist and has the correct setting. There is no
>> > appearing in any obvious dialogue to change this setting. Nor can I
>> > anything to RTFM that helps at all. Should this not be an option under
>> > Tools -> Options -> Layout?
>> > I'm using version 2.0.4.
>> If you choose the menu...
>> File->Page Setup
>> Open a nice dialog where you can set the page size, orientation and
>> margins to anything you want.
>> We copied Ms Word here. Maybe it should be in layout too.
> You will note that I said "default". As in I don't want to have to make
> that change in every single document I create. I had no trouble finding
> the setting for the current document (even though I find the location
> under the "File" menu to be illogical). I just cannot get the setting to
> persist to new documents. I would expect the default setting to be under
> Tools -> Preferences -> Layout, and, in fact, I ran across a document
> somewhere that indicated that there was a setting for default paper size
> there. But either it isn't there or I cannot read.
After you set your page size, save the file as a template and load the
template on start up. I don't think we got around to specifying a default
template in the preferences. It would make sense to me if we did that.
I'll CC the dev list and see if there is a reason we didn't or if it just
slipped through the cracks.
In any case you can overwrite the default startup template stored in
/usr/share/AbiSuite-2.0/templates. There is whole list of different
default templates which match different Locale environments.
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